Year: 1985 Source: National Conference on Youth Suicide, (1985: Washington, D.C.), p.83-92 SIEC No: 19871785

Hertzman summarizes current research investigating the relationship between substance abuse & adolescent suicide. The latter part describes a treatment & prevention program. In this program, both the family members & the client participate in therapy by entering into a “family” contract agreement. This method is effective, states Dr. Hertzman, because all members of the family must confront their own contribution to destructive behavior. 12 Refs. (NBB)